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SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 5:30am PDT
that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photograph
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 6:30am PDT
everyday. you come into the city, can you go church and come out and go to westportal and get a ticket. i think that is morally wrong and gouging and gouging and eventually it's just bad pr and for the generating 2.5 million dollars on this budget it's senseless and it's just more government putting the throats -- putting the boots on the throat of the average day citizen. >> all right. thank you sir. mr. yee. >> so let's face it. let's not make our parking meters the atm for the city. i mean we really need to support the notion that we don't want meters to operate on sunday, especially in our district, district seven. the business corridors need access to customers and when you charge on sundays and parking meters the same people shopping and at restaurants they're going to go somewhere else. they're going to go to stonestown and the malls and if you believe in the small businesses in the community then we need to support the notion that we're not going to allow for parking meters to operate on sunday. >> okay. thank you mr. yee. mr. bye. >> i completely oppose sunday and late
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
frequently which is the fact that our city is facing a $4 billion retiree health care liability, mr. mayor, what is your administration doing to address this challenge? >> thank you, supervisor chiu and thank you for raising this important question today. in our retiree health care obligation is something that i care deeply about and a challenge we must all tame take on together. this year the city will pay for the health care of our current retirees and while that number seems large and it is we have a more significant issue on the horizon, the unfunded cost of paying for health care for our current employees once they retire. the last time the city assessed our retirement health care obligation was in 2010 and the estimated unfunded liability was $4.36 billion. we have taken a number of important steps since then to begin to address our structural budget issues in 2008 the city passed proposition b, a charter amendment that lengthed the amount of time an employee must work for the city in order to receive city-sponsored retiree health care benefits. and requires that both the city and em
LINKTV
Oct 18, 2012 11:30am PDT
make the capital the city that it is today. but amid this cultural mosaic, this swelling city faces some serious challenges. delhi sits on the banks of two large rivers, catal city for aongsuccess, the ganges aheamuna. delhi s fomamanyea its lonvarious peoplesfnks have left their mark on delhi. for instance, remnants of the islamic domination that started in the 12th century can be seen in old delhi. new delhi was built in the british colonial period at the end of the 19th century. its tidy grid-line streets and office buildings offer a sharp contrast to the narrow, bustling streets of old delhi. today the power that is shaping delhi is economics. beginning in the early 1900s, india made a strong push toward liberalizing its economy. with its strong international ties, s be quick keeping pace with the changing environment. products a coming in frombroad, and on their srttails comeele. with the changing environment. delhi's life-sty is cngg a. ( bus horn blaring ) drawn by the appeal of the city and the liberalized economy, more and more people are moving to delhi from the countrysid
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 12:30am PDT
, and what we need to do to show the rest of the country that this city can work itself out of the economic doldrums and into presenting hope and economic opportunity for everybody, no matter their backgrounds. we also reflect our regional values in this city in many different ways. we want to continue selecting people who will make sure government and all of our programs are open to everybody. i want to thank each and every one of the people in front of me today representing the different bodies we are about to make appointments to and thank you for your sacrifice, time, and energy. today we get to recognize you. tomorrow, people will start yelling at you. it is part of that process. it is one we cherish no matter what body we're on. i know former mayor willie brown is here. i want to thank him for constantly being a support to all of our commissions and for being here today. i want to recognize each and everyone of you today by asking you to stand and be recognized as i call your commission and name out. for the board of appeals, we have an lazarus. joshua, thank you for being he
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 9:30am PDT
park systems in the 40 biggest cities in the country, it rated san francisco as no. 1 in the country. we have the best park system anywhere in the country. that's because of the big investments made by previous generations of san franciscoans. the bad news is that a lot of that infrastructure is 60 to 80 years old and it's worn out and the city identified about 1.4 billion dollars worth of renovation that our park system needs to bring it back up to snuff. the good news is that the city has a long-term capital plan that includes that exact work. we started with the 2008 parks bond, which is already beginning to have a huge positive impact in our parks and recreation facilities all across the city and the 2012 bond is designed to pick up where the 2008 bond loofrbs up and keep moving forward with that effort to renovation playgrounds, trails, open space all across the city. >> george, how would you like to respond? >> i would like to respond first by saying thanks, richard, for inviting me. what has happened to the park system where groups throughout san francisco are now gett
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 5:00am PDT
unusual, it happens everyday in the city by the bay, you will find it happens all the time. the city will never do what you want it to, why can't this crazy city be mine? it's not unusual to not even have any work at any time. it's not unusual to lose your job. it's such a crime. if you should ever maybe want your back in the city changes its mind. it's not unusual sheriff mirkarimi to welcome you back. welcome back. hey hey hey, welcome back. welcome back. moons and junes and ethics, dizzy dancing. when every sheriff's dream becomes real i have looked at city life that way. i have looked at city from all districts now, from win and lose and we'll still try somehow. it's life's city allusions i recall. i really don't know politics at all. >> thank you, next speaker. >> my my name is eugene gordon, jr.. fascists, anti-fascists, and need to know san francisco main public library reports 2012 nobel price for peace democracy was awarded to european union. congratulations to the government, imperialists, but these artificial doves don't fly. going in and out of context. [speaker not
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
are actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
administration to create the electric vehicle infrastructure for the city and began the conversation and the collaboration with the other counties to bring an electric vehicle corridor. it signals our efforts to support the creation of infrastructure to the electric vehicle industry. of course we have encouraged the private automobile creators to join us. today is a wonderful opportunity to do that with a bmw. any of you who noticed the labels in this city, you will certainly noticed the popularity of bmw as a corporation, not only a great company but one that is also on the cutting edge of the use of technology. i want to thank them and welcome them to not only the electric vehicle stage, which they have been working on, but also to this great program they are about to introduce, the drive now and park now technology. joined -- joining us in the car sharing program for their members who want to use bmw products. this idea of cars sharing has been a part of san francisco's objective in creating a more sharing economy. like many other cities, we are congested in our parking. parking i
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 10:30am PDT
. grusheski: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies establ
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT
implementation document and the revenues will be allocated and implemented over time through the city's inter agency plan implementation committee which was created by the charter and allocated by the board of supervisors. the implementation document and the funding program while they do lay out sort of a proportionate allocation of revenues, it doesn't express priority in terms of the timing of revenues as they come in. this is a long-term plan, a 20 to 25 years we estimate until these revenues will come in over time. these revenues include the new open space sea created for the plan which we estimate and the funding plan say it will raise $47 million over the plan area. of that $47 million the fund allocates 12-1/2 million dollars outside of the area which $9 million will be used to fund open space improvementses in the chinatown neighborhood, which is one of the densest neighbors in the city adjacent to the downtown. and as such, growth in the plan area will have impacts on the need for additional open space in chinatown. there was a request at the joint hearing at parks and rec meeting we
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 6:30am PDT
city and especially with paris, i was informing the mayor of my first trip to paris, it's been my only trip which is why i have to go officially, but that was 1969 was my very first trip to pear ris as a high school student, as a high school choir of high school in seattle, we raised money all yearlong for us to go, i got to visit the jazz club along the river and then i got to hear for the very first time stevie wonder saying my shari amor in paris, look it up, that's why of course mayor dell way has invited me to be making my first official visit some time next year and certainly charlotte and tom and others have jumped on the occasion, matt and everybody else, but it is one of those relationships that i have understood as being one of the most porn -- important in the city, one is an international status, one we hold dearly because there's a lot to learn, each of our cities as great as they are become greater as our goals of becoming environmentally responsible, creating our opportunity for our economies to fwroe and our dialog in our country is the urban cities that have to cr
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT
that. i would say this is one of the best things that can you do for the city. thank you. >> thank you, mr. ray and thank you for all of your work on this. any other public speakers on this item? please do line up. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm sahara shourd the director of the housing rights committee and we're members of bed bug working group. i wanted to applaud your effort, supervisor kim it was a community-based project that included tenant rights groups and property owners, the department of public health and so as a model of how legislation can be created, i think it was a great process. we at housing rights committee as you heard richard say we have been seeing far too many cases of bed bugs over the last few years [-fpts/] it's an emerging problem and unfortunately our laws really haven't kept pace with this problem. it's a commonsense measure and it's something that people haven't been tracking because we thought of it as an ancient, you know, problem that again was from a nursery rhyme. but it's absolutely reel as real as you have heard today and this legislation i
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 10:00am PDT
a great resource to the city and asset to the valley portolla area and the friends of mc claire an park i would like to say thank you for being such a gracious host and feeding me cookers and going to the community gardens. i used the lemons and if the stars align and measure b is successful i think there is a great opportunity for the department on a master plan and i encourage the department to look into that when the stars to align for us. the second item i would also like to say yesterday i had the pleasure of attending supervisor kim's office the open space task force. it was a great meeting. staff did a great job giving us overview of the open space that is in district six, the opportunities that might be available. it was a great collaborative and community effort to create ideas how to create more open space in district six and i would like to thank the staff for that and giving the overview and there are good take aways and we will encouraged for that area so thank you very much and that's all i have to report. >> thank you commissioner. let's move on to the next item. >>
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
staff memo and additionally the city charter gives the commission jurisdiction "all avenues and grounds located within city park land" and i pointed out the referenced section at el camino del mar and the parking lot are within the boundaries of lincoln park. in 2009 a management parking analysis was conducted and along el camino del mar and in the parking lot there are 417 parking spaces. 363 of these parking spaces are along both sides of el camino del mar and 54 spaces within the parking lot that is in front of the legion. this proposed four hour parking restriction at these locations within lincoln park exactly matches the four hour parking restriction that is currently in place in golden gate park in the eastern end which was enacted in 2004 and 2005 with the construction opening of the music concourse garage and these restrictions are no different than those in place at the east end of golden gate park. in request of this they will fund the acquisition of the signage and its installation. in doing the preparation to bring this to the commission ceqa environmental review is needed
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am PDT
shuttle buses and in the city we're see ang increase of the use of shuttle buses both within san francisco and those that commute to outside of san francisco. the shuttle buses clearly provide a real benefit around decreasing the amount of trips that are taken by automobiles. often people who choose to go on shuttles, if they didn't have a shuttle as an option would be in a car driving by themselves. so we know there is really great benefits to the shuttle system. we know we're seeing a proliferation of them and we don't quite have a handle in the city how to manage our shuttle -- the private shuttle fleets in the city, especially as they relate to public space that we have around muni stops. so rather than not look at how we can prevent the wild west of the shuttles to become what is happening in san francisco, it's best that we look at how we can manage that. today i am requesting the city attorney to help us draft a permit process to regulate shuttles in san francisco and colleagues, i would be very interested in having input from your offices to help manage that legislation.
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 1:30am PDT
with the city attorney's office, we believe we are in complete compliance with the charter and the law. the path-through, the earmark like we have for the police department, the municipal earmark from the charter goes directly to the san francisco symphony in it's entirety resulting in 12 community events, symphony events including dolores park and other parts of the city. and the gift that is received by the arts commission from the san francisco symphony is in compliance with the admin code or the arts commission's ability to accept gifts under 5.100 of the city charter. so and it's our feeling that that is a great partnership and it is the gift is greatly valued and supports our general fund program including community education in our grants program so the arts commission is very grateful and we believe based on the city attorney's advisement that we are in compliance with the charter and with the law on that. >> we can certainly ask the city attorney about that if we want to in a bit. so they submit back 40% i know it's not necessarily the same pool of money. i guess the response
SFGTV
Oct 17, 2012 11:00pm PDT
our city's future for years to come, from the transit center district plan, anchored for the new transbay center which will provide space for 27,000 new jobs, 4,000 new housing units, a thousand new hotel rooms and 12 acres of new open space, from that center to the central corridor plan which will expand the south of market area hub, creating spaces for 30,000 new jobs and over 10,000 new housing units, we are diligently working hard on this creative planning for jobs for our future. and we're going to execute these plans consistently with our city's values. we need to make sure that our businesses and our commercial districts are places that welcome everyone to live, to work, to shop, to eat, to have fun. we need to make sure they are pleasant, they are walkable and that we can arrive there and they are active around the clock and that they are green and the newest way of getting around the city is go rent an electric scooter and share in the scooter economy. and then we'll need to roll up our sleeves. we're going to need to get it done. i'm all about getting it done. i take th
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 3:30pm PDT
city's work. i am former supervisor tony hall and i was the writer and author of prop p that was passed in november of 2002, and matt gonzalez co-sponsored that. now there was eminent need for the oversight committee because prop e eliminated thevores from weighing in, eliminated the need for voters to approve revenue bonds and we're not talking about hundreds of millions, but we're talking about billions. so the prop p, the revenue bond oversight committee was of eminent importance. that is why it passed overwhelmingly. what was its mission? how revenue bond were managed by the puc and city? how were they going to do this? obviously they had to employ outside agency for outside audits and what happens is that the mayor at that time, mr. gavin newsom, along with the controller, mr. ed harrington who later became the general manager of the puc undermined the revenue bond oversight committee so they would have complete control over the monies and eliminating public oversight. the proof of the pudding the deck was stacked with staff members from the puc to contract with the city ser
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 11:30am PDT
. moriarty: our goal with surfrider foundation is essentially to have the city understand that the water is, in fact, dirty, and then work with the infrastructure and the various issues to change that. narrator: but building more systems and more plants can't work alone as a sustainable solution. and, as in pittsburgh, as in new york, part of the answer lies in protecting the watershed. nelsen: we need to reduce the amount of impervious surfaces in our watershed, which are surfaces that don't let the water soak in and then create more pervious surface, whether it's by having driveways that allow water to soak in or different landscaping to try to eliminate the amount of runoff that comes off our land so that the system, even with the development it has, acts more like a natural system and filters that water. water quality and sewage infrastructure isn't the sexiest of political agendas, but by raising the awareness about water quality issues, we can create political pressure to get our issues solved. about 15 years ago, surfrider activists were protesting a beach for being polluted
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. weaver has had a long history both in the city of san francisco, but also in the neighborhood as well. i know is well-respected for his work and his engagement. miss garcia is someone who i know is incredibly involved with several different organizations. and has been super active around youth and family issues and i think she would be well-served as well. i know she applied specifically for seat 4. so i will put her forward for seat 4. so i just wanted to nominate two. miss garcia for seat 4 and mrs. weaver for seat 5. >> okay. and if i may, madame chair, i would like to select two folks. david mauroff, who i have had the pleasure for working for many years for seat 3. and william walker as well and i don't know which seat that would be. but you have nominated seats 4 and -- >> you know what why don't i put miss garcia on seat 8 with youth and families. i think mr. walker as a student at city college would be better suited for seat 4. >> i will do david mauroff for seat 3 and mr. walker for mr. seat 4. so we do have two more seats. supervisor farrell? >> given that i wasn't here last we
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 12:30am PDT
be established, sphreppedz of can be established. there are a variety of ways that the city can attend to this, and i don't think it should be left alone, and should be addressed rather quickly, to make the arts commission a stronger organization, in the community. the problem that was most prominent in the beginning of our term as members of the grand jury dealt with the civic art collection. and just to put it in perspective as to what it is, in a brief summary, it's considered to be a $90 million collection. it's supposed to have about 4,000 objects in it. however, its inventory has been stalled, and the maintenance of the objects in the collection have not been maintained properly. the charter is clear. the san francisco arts commission is responsible to maintain an inventory of all artwork owned by the city. now this inventory has been in the works for quite a number of years. when we first started in september 2011, we were told that the inventory would be completed in 18 months. in september of 2012, we were told that the inventory will be accomplished and completed in 18
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 3:30am PDT
on what happens in daly city, and the more i think about it, i think it would have been helpful to maybe do outreach in some of the surrounding neighbors that are actually in san francisco. whether it's vernal heights and other parts around bayshore boulevard area. so i think that raises another set of concerns that i hadn't really thought about. let me say that i want to thank the chair of the budget committee for the fact that there was a very, i think, substantive discussion of this item. and i know that a lot of work went into it and i understand why some of my colleagues will be supporting this lease. i just want to briefly note that i will not be supporting the lease. for a number of reasons and i make my comments with the caveat that i recognize that a lot of work has gone into this. and i appreciate the work that the mta staff has done. i personally just think that there is still a possibility that this city and maybe not just a possibility, but more than that that the city could actually get a better deal. what we're talking about is a property that at some point was bough
SFGTV2
Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
descriptions of the beauty and wonders of the historic architecture of our city, i will simply say i love san francisco's architecture and i love that i live on a block where all of the houses are old, old sort of with the character and the graph tas that comes with an old building. 14 of 15 were built by 1911. that apparently is enough to place the house at 530 sanchez as a category b historic residence, but i don't know the details, i'm afraid, of what that actually means. however, i do know that i don't want to see a building that could be refurbished and turned sb a beautiful modern version of an old house needlessly demolished. and the proposed construction is two large modern boxy condos, flagrantly different in character than the classic san francisco arc tech taur that surrounds it so i ran around last night and took photos of all the buildings on our street, if we can bring that up just to give you a feel. that's one building, a bunch of victorians. the building on the bottom right is the proposed construction according to the permit holder's renderings. they aren't uniformly vic
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
the rebirth of our city is with us. i have been in all of these other positions where we are always prepared. and we are already engaged in recovery efforts. we were there with a whole staff. we have six we assure you that when the next big event happens, that water system will be there for us to deliver water with that 24 hours. a huge change from depending on this fountain. we are handing it off to generations of youth in the city to understand -- make sure they're prepared. go to our website, it tells you all the things there. iti is about having those items prepared.w we will survive. that is how we get ready and celebrate and honor the people who left us and make sure our city is ready. thank you for being here. congratulations to our survivors. >> very nice job. behind me is a good friend and a great firechief. you go back 106 years. braxton morning. -- good morning. one of the survivors could not be with us. those are amazing changes. it does give us the opportunity to remember what happened. we commemorate those who suffered losses in their lives and hardships. we also celeb
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 8:30am PDT
is keep this city safe. the command staff and commission will be available for pictures. family and kids for sure. if you can get your metal back from this little guy. thank you very much. hopefully we will see you all again soon. keep the officers in your thoughts and prayers. keep them safe. [applause] >> welcome to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
you spend on what you do. it's contractuall critically imr city. thank you on behalf of the board of supervisors and everyone in san francisco. thank you for your hard work. >> thank you. >> chairman farrell, president chiu, my name is mort rafael, and i serve as the chair of the committee that actually did the leg work to bring together the information that we will present today. i must confess, however, that due to the reason that perhaps supervisor farrell was late, i too was watching the ballgame, and an awful lot of energy has been expended on certain plays that happened that were absolutely draining. so please forgive me if my brain does not function as clearly as it should. but i'll try to at least present some of the highlights of our report, that will provide you with at least our view of what's going on. and i was particularly struck with the comment that the representative of the mayor made that progress is indeed being made in the transformation of the civil -- san francisco arts commission. we too recognize that there has been changes but indeed we find those changes at
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 2:00am PDT
findings and recommendations. so finding one, the city through the sf arts commission and gfta devotes -- in more generous amounts than any other municipality in the united states. i think the answer there is because the study hasn't been completed would be -- guess agree partially. we're proud of what we do but we don't have the actual data to support a strict finding right now so that would be my recommendation. and tom, i think you've heard a lot of great comments, not only from the civil grand jury but department heads and public comment of things. and i think some of our questioning that would be great to see going forward. so that would be my recommendation. for finding number one. for the recommendations, i'll take recommendations one through three almost together here. this is talking about increasing the number of commissioners, the at large commissioners, establishing a citizens advisory committee, or a nonprofit organization that talked about tom talked about a friends organization. again, we have a few ways we're able to respond here somewhat restrictive. what i'm going to
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 1:30pm PDT
did when i joined the board of supervisors was to call a hearing on bedbugs in the city and county of san francisco. prior to that hearing actually a group of many of our residents from neighborhoods, chinatown and south of market and the tenderloin had been convening meetings fore over a year to discuss what we could do about the citywide epidemic that has been plaguing our neighborhoods. through the work group this legislation came forwards a series of recommendations on what we could do to better abate bedbugs and the bedbug abatement issue here in san francisco. this legislation will address three primary issues. the first of course is to actually collect data on bedbug abatement. so to require pest control operators to report to the department of public health on bedbug abatements and to have disclosures and create better information by the city and county of san francisco for tenants, our operators and for our property owners. so i wanted to call up two individuals who have been working very steadily on this project. mr. vining and miss chung. [ applause ] actually before i d
SFGTV
Oct 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 1:00am PDT
as to note that we live in a city where members of the civil grand jury care enough about a cultural legacy in san francisco, that they took the time and dedication to investigate, to meet with us in great detail, and at great length, to investigate what they felt were some concerns at the agency. i think as we've heard, the arts commission have been in a bit of a turn around agency stats. we've seen a great change in our leadership in a number of our policies and we're committed to following through with both the number of recommendations we see here today but just in general appear over all organizational improvement. i mean to say we're very lucky to live in a city where we are among the highest in art cap ta where cities are making tough budget decisions and cutting the arts and at the state level, california is at the bottom of the 50 states in terms of funding for the arts. so to be in a city where the arts are as important to be heard here at government audit and oversight committee is a testament to the fortune we have to the commitment of arts and culture as a core value and
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
weeks. it now moves to a full vote of the city council. protesters gathered outside and claimed they were shut out of the selection process. >> the swearing-in took place two weeks ago. this is the first time the citizens have an opportunity to articulate their concerns. this is ceremonial. the people should have been involved. >> the mayor's office released a list of organizations it says they consulted in the selection of the commissioner. a judge dismisses first-degree assault charges. officers james harrison and reginald baker still face second-degree assault. prosecutors say they abuse their power when they assaulted john mckenna back in 2010. defense lawyers say their clients were trying to control a riot. >> john leopold says he will pay back the cost of his defense but only if he loses. he was accused of making inappropriate comments about a woman's appearance. >> frank conaway is met over the water bill problems. he announced plans to file a class action lawsuit against the city. he claims the city collects bills who cannot pay their water bills but allows businesses to skat
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
city bus service as well as caltrain and california high-speed rail service. the roof of the transit center will also feature a 5.4 acre public park city park. other goals of the plan include sculpting of the downtown skyline, investing a substantial transportation infrastructure, and improvements to streets and open spaces and expanding protection of historic resources. adoption of the plan included hybrid classification of numerous parcels in the area to increase height limits including the landmark tower site, with a height limit of 1,000 feet as well as other several sites -- i'm sorry, as well as other nearby sites with heights ranging from 600 to 850 feet. as the largest and tallest development within the plan area, the towers [speaker not understood] an integral component to the goals of the plan with respect to regional growth, urban form and the development of a robust transportation infrastructure. project sponsor will give a detailed presentation regarding the design of the project, but i would like to highlight a number of the specifics, policy and regulatory issues. the
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 1:30pm PDT
formula retail uses in the area. grocery stores are recognized by the city as highly desirable uses. they are declared priority projects by the director of planning, the city actually requires a conditional use to eliminate a grocery store. so, you need a conditional use to do a new grocery store and you need a conditional use to eliminate one. kind of a planning conundrum, damned if you do, damned if you don't in planning terms. the grocery store's anchor neighborhood districts. they promote other retail to bring shoppers to a district regularly and repeatedly. with fresh and easy at one end, whole foods at the other end, ocean avenue will have two knew anchors which should reduce vacancies and encourage other necessary services to surrounding residents. the benefits of the property would be to eliminate a vacant store front, to provide 25 to 30 direct current jobs and numerous construction jobs, to provide a needed food service and to include the physical appearance of the building and the surrounding area. we have done extensive outreach. we have contacted over 15 neighborhood gr
LINKTV
Oct 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
offered by proximity to the world's largest ocean. we focus on the tiny city-state of singapore. despite being the smallest country in southeast asia and lacking natural resources, it is one of the wealthiest states in the world and the gateway to southeast asia. american computer giant hewlett-packard searched for a base to spearhead its push to asia. man: we basically stock and distribute hewlett-packard products, mainly computer-related products like pcs-- personal computers-- printers, plotters, scanners and all kinds of related peripherals for personal computers. and we distribute throughout the asia-pacific region, and that covers all the way from korea to india, down to australia. narrator: the company needed centralocation, but that alone wouldoteenough t. a number of cities could claim toe cad near the center of the thriving asian region. in the end, hewlett-packard chose the tiny island state,sing. soin: one of the main reasons we are in singapore is because of the infrastructure. singapore is very centrally located in asia. in addition, we have very good air, sea, rail and por
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 8:00am PDT
this weekend coming up and the weekend after are considered halloween weekend across the city. halloween at castro is not an event and therefore not acknowledging and not happening. it doesn't exist. >> okay. >> just one more thing. i'm sorry. the western soma plan is coming before planning for three meetings in november and heard at the board i believe the first week in december and i wanted to make people aware of that and we're also moving forward with the clear historic district. >> just one question. do you know if there have been changes to the south of market, not within 200 feet neighborhood, entertainment allowance thing. >> residential. >> yeah, residential buffer? >> i think if there are concerns it's important to email them -- >> do you know if there have been changes? >> i don't know. i don't know what the changes would be. >> any public comment? seeing none that will conclude the october 16 entertainment commission meeting for the city and county of san francisco. thank you one and all. >> jennifer wagner. jnny first joined the league in san francisco in 2001 and has since
SFGTV2
Oct 17, 2012 11:30pm PDT
critical to do that. we have 90,000 students at the city college in san francisco. half of them are actually learning english as a second language because san francisco is an entry point for immigrants. and so, often we encourage immigrants to learn english and become citizens and without those courses at the city college they would not have those opportunities. so it is actually critical that we make sure that that institution is funded and that it is protected and that it is fiscally accountable. and we need to make sure that they are teaching classes like the solar class that i helped to advocate for. we now have classes at the campus to learn how to install solar on people's roofs because of the great system that we have here in san francisco. >> you touched on the immigrant community and this is a question from the audience. governor brown vetoed both the trust act and the domestic workers bill last week, how did you feel about those pieces of legislation. >> i was disappointed. i mean one of the issues that we have debated here in san francisco was directly when to turn, over,
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 2:30am PDT
is the beginning of a great number of events in our city, but i have to say fleet week is really one of my best events. it's one that i've celebrated since just being here and senator feinstein helped reignite it. we were very glad for it to just grow. and, of course, it's a week-long recognition of our armed forces, navy, coast guard, marines. they're all represented here today and i want to give a big shout out and shanks for the men and women in our uniforms who are protecting us. as you know, the world isn't safe. there are a lot of things that are happening. we have to always be ready and vigilant. i think a week out of our very busy calendars to recognize men and women is really an extraordinary opportunity to do that. i also want to give a very big thanks to the fleet week association. it's a great blend. and to have the chair, general, it's been wonderful to work with. he's kept us very focused on what we need to do. and then for all departments that have already been signalled out today, it's been wonderful to work with them today, both administratively and in organizing
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
want to thank them -- [laughter] i will be given my season tickets up when i leave the city. i had them for over 40 years. they're gone but with that said i started two successful businesses in san francisco. i have a childrens' foundation "one children at a time inc." and did jobs around the world and every nickel i raised go to helping the kids. i will bring a strong budget control initiative to san francisco and i will show it by opening my district office in either on ocean avenue, lake side, and out of the money they give i will take a part of that fund and pay for that office in san francisco, but i will open it in the district so i will serve the people. bob squirey. i appreciate your support. >> thank you. mr. rogers. >> i am glen rogers and a native son of san francisco. i went to school here wanting to do public service and i went to sonoma state and majored in sociology and when i graduated i joined the peace corps in afghanistan. after returning i saw some lovely places and i wanted to be a landscape architect. i went to colpolly pomona and encouraged me to get involved
FOX
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am PDT
later this afternoon but tell the city is sitting at -- it is all a tough call under closing to some clouds and leading to some 60s. >>> the foiled plan and the bait they used to catch the suspect. >>> the action they are now taking against the boy scouts after beginning dropped from the organization. that is coming up stay tuned. . >>> all right, thank you steve. time now 4:42 it could be midday before electricity was stored after a powerful wind storm. it brought down toppled trees and brought down windows in downtown denver. >>> in election news, president barack obama and mitt romney will appear together at an event in new york city just two days after their confrontational debate. the two candidates are scheduled to deliver humerus remarks. it is a fundraiser to benefit needy children and it is traditional for presidential candidates to attend. back in 2008, they traded after their contentious debate. >>> and the average loan dead 26,000 dollars and that's up 6% from the year before. >>> a man a charged with a terrorist plot to blow up the federal reserve building in new york ci
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. all he needs now is the city council's approval. last night's confirmation hearing he answered questions and listened to concerned citizens, he's prepared to deal with the strained relations with police and neighbors in some communities. >> will work diligently to earn your trust. we will be professional, we will be courteous, and we will treat people with respect and expect the same in return. >> he is a former police chief and long beach, california as well as in oakland. he was nominated by the mayor and spent some time in baltimore in summer. the -- in summer. the council is expected to approve the appointment on monday. >>> and listen up because you may have overpaid the water bill and you could be getting some money back. baltimore city officials admit there's nearly 40,000 city water customers who paid too much for their service. they have since been refunded but that's not stopped one official from filing a class action lawsuit. fred con away is speaking monetary -- seeking monetary damages for those affected. it alleges unfair treatment from the city because they allow
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. >>> hello, commissioners my name is andrew dream. i live in the sunset. our city is about to be bombed, you're about to push the button. i'll remind you last time i looked, the san francisco planning department promotes the order of the harmonious use of land and improved quality of life for our diverse communities and future generations. after the felling of the twin towers on september 11 we were supposed to become humble, slow down, reassess our good fortune and care for one another. as a member of the public overwhelmed with the daily responsibilities, i count on my civic representatives to recognize their responsibility to heighten their awareness with the positive possibilities of our times and yet in the midst of latent inferiority complexes and lack of inspired vision, you allow yourselves to descend into a quest to keep up with the shanghais, the due buys, the [speaker not understood] and in so doing you kill this beautiful city. i'm pro union, pro jobs, i'm pro construction, but people will do anything for jobs and money. are we supposed to stand before this monolith and say,
FOX
Oct 18, 2012 5:30am EDT
says the city needs say the money would be better funding jobs for youth. 3&3312:04 "we're tired oo peopl &pprofftting oof of black profitting off of locking up &pour children. we're tired of people saying we have money to build a jail, but don't have money for schools or recreetion centers." centers."the mayor says shee wants to meet with the governorrtoodiscuss the propossd youth jail before ennorssng it. 3 today....maryllnd clergy from multipleedenominations will hold two neww conferences.... sex marriage.the first will be &pheld t 10 a-m... outside the episcopal diocese of maryland: cathedral of the inccrnatton in baltimmre. aaother event will be held in siiver spping... outtide of saint next month... maryland ch. &presidents will vote on whethe not.eal asssmbly earlier this y- how are you feeling these days? according to the so-caaled "misery indexx... most americans aree eellng &pprettyyokaa... and that coull trannlate into morr votes forr ppesident obama in next month's election..conomiits at deutschebank say the misery index has cccratell predicted elections.tte index combin
FOX
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT
residents say the city needs. for others it's a sell out. >> i don't think it has the proper oversight for the impact to the neighborhood. >> reporter: the event starts at 2:00 through sunday and is free to the public. traffic will be a bit trick question since a lot of the streets around here are closed so we recommend taking mass transit. >>> the giants need a stellar performance from pitcher tim lincecum after last night's tough loss in st. louis. >> fly ball to right. 2-1. >> st. louis cardinals utility player matt carpenter stunned the giants with a two-run home run. carlos beltran left with a knee injury. after a three-hour rain delay the cardinals beat the giants to take a 2-1 series lead. >> last year in cincinnati, it took one error to change our momentum. now we have to stay positive. >> now, one bright spot, the giants second baseman shook off his injuries and had two hits. meteorologist steve paulson says weather in st. louis won't be a problem today. he will tell you more about that a little later on. you can watch the game right here on ktvu. coverage begins at 4:30 follo
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
bills. according to him, the city enforces liens on individuals who cannot pay but does not collect from commercial customers. >> think about it. you lose your home because you 0 $300 water bill. that is ridiculous when you have corporations that owe millions of dollars. >> training to sue ensuing does not solve the problem. we have -- threatening to ensuing does not solve the problem. -- threatening to sue and suing does not solve the problem. >> he has been on the job for several weeks but only last week did the baltimore city county approve the new police commissioner. he outlined his plan to combat city crime. the hearing drew protesters angry that residents were not involved in the selection process. the mayor's office released the names of 28 organizations and community leaders its claims were consulted in the selection of the commissioner. the full council still has to confirm his nomination. baltimore county students will notice something new in schools today, hand-held metal detectors. a new policy goes into effect today that allows police officers posted in the school to scan t
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
towards foster city. second "sig alert" on the peninsula north 101 willow menlo park four cars involved two right lanes blocked crews on scene you can see from our abc7 waze app traffic bumper-to-bumper from before university. if you would like to get around this 280 is the best way using this free appf0[ [ abc7news.com/waze download it since today is 49er game day you can use it for this afternoon as well. >>> more about the game in a little while. right now breaking news one person died early this morning after a fire broke out inside a home castro valley. the fire broke out 12:15 a.m. inside a house on san carlos avenue it took a half hour to put the fire out they discovered a body in the home. detectives have joined the probe after it appeared to have been suspicious. they are considering this a homicide investigation. the coroner will determine if the victim died because of the fire or due to some other cause. >>> later this morning attorneys will present closing arguments in the case of an east bay woman accused of murdering a nursing student. prosecutors say giselle este
SFGTV2
Oct 18, 2012 12:30pm PDT
difficult situation, would make it very difficult for the city at large. * isn't properly peroral done >> commissioner antonini. >> commissioner moore, what did you wish in particular i would talk to? >> just you have always held high the standards that the competence of the secretary needs to be with processes which require a person of mature judgment and mature qualifications to take the position, given that the city, indeed -- so, any miss step of how we are guided, ourselves in this process could potentially get themselves in a difficult situation. i'm repeating what you have -- >> definitely that's just one of many items. and we have had commnts from members of the public at our subcommission meeting -- subcommittee meeting in regards to that particular element. and we've all seen situations where because of any minor, what would seem to be a minor processing situation, that projects are continued. so, it emphasizes how important the accuracy of process has to be. you know, notification to the public and records requests are huge issues. and these are all things that become more a
NBC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tonight at 11:00. >> could the feds take over the oakland police zmept city leaders are gearing up for that real possibility. how would it change the department and would the streets be safer? jodi joins us in oakland. is the federal take over inevitable? >> reporter: raj, city leaders and the mayor hope it is not inevitable but they are preparing just in case. tonight, the mayor is sharing a possible option. she says she doesn't envision a complete takeover, instead is suggesting a softer approach. >> the rank and file officer is finding it very difficult to go out there and serve the citizens with the lack of support that we see from city hall. >> reporter: with violent crime on the rise, the anniversary of the occupy protests just around the corner, and a growing call for the opd to be placed under federal control, oakland police are feeling pressure like never before. >> morale is at rock bottom. not only do you have the uncertainty with the discussion regarding receivership but you're also looking at a 20% increase in the most violent types of crime in oakland. >> reporter: nbc ba
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am PDT
from the oakland police academy next year. city officials say they need help now because major crime is up 20%, burglaries up 40% and there have been 100 homicides. the police force is now at 629 officers. that is down from 837 just four years ago. discussions are now starting between the city and the sheriff's department which says it would provide deputies if the city and police union can figure out a plan. that's one of the problems. oakland has no money for extra first right now. their salaries would be almost $160,000 at least one city council member saying that they could end up dipping into reserves. >>> oakland police hope they can solve a murder case from a year ago. charles butler was killed december 22, 2011, after bumping the fender of another car on the city's north side. the video shows two suspects arguing with butler, who is seen in a white hoodie here. investigators say the two men later followed butler and shot him a few blocks away. >> not only are they murderers, they are thieves. they stole my brother's future. he was on the way to doing good things. >> pol
KOFY
Oct 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
city streets. the city needs help with major crimes, up 20% this year. police chief howard jordan told the city council he would like to temporarily hire officers from other agencies to fill the gaps. oakland is training new officers a the a police academy class now. however, they won't be ready for the streets until march. >>> oakland police are hoping a newly released surveillance video will jog the memory of those who saw the man who murdered the victim. he accidentally taped the car in front of him seen here while parallel parking. the two people inside that car then confronted butler inside this store and then followed and killed him a block away. a $25,000 reward has been posted for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. >>> a man accused of trying to blowup the federal reserve building in new new york city is under arrest. they nabbed him this morning. they say he tried to detonate a van outside the federal reserve building with what he thought were explosives. they were actually fakes sold to him by an undercover agent. the federal reserve building is just three b
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